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Third Day of Third Grade
Last Friday we celebrated the third day of third grade. It's perfect for us because it always falls on a Friday (unless of course they decide to change the schedule on us).
Everything we did revolved around the number 3.
My favorite part of the day was when I read The Three Armadillies Tuff. It's such a cute story. A southwestern version of The Three Billy Goats Gruff. We recorded the story elements on a chart and compared the two stories.
We also made a giant number 3 out of butcher paper. I used an overhead projector to make it really big and trace it. Then I made puzzle piece shapes (one for each student) out of the three shape. I cut those out ahead of time and then gave one puzzle piece to each child. They drew their three favorite things on their piece and when everyone was finished, they had to work together to put the puzzle together. I didn't tell them what it was supposed to look like, but most of them remembered seeing the giant three in the hall last year. It's a great activity for team work and collaboration.
I think creativity and art are a very important part of school. So we ended the day with an art project.
I drew a number 3 on a piece of paper. One for each student. I told them to look at their 3 and create a picture with the 3 hidden somewhere. They were very clever and came up some really unique ideas!